40 years after revolution, Portugal is angry

Euphoria gripped Portugal during the 1974 Carnation Revolution, when junior army officers swept away a four-decade dictatorship. The almost bloodless coup brought what for the Portuguese were novelties -- the right to vote, universal health care, public education, old-age pensions and labor rights.

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In this picture shot April 22 2014, people protest rent hikes and evictions in social housing neighborhoods in Lisbon. Budget cuts have forced the closure of local health centers and reduced subsidies for prescription drugs. High schools have seen staff levels fall and the purchase of new equipment postponed. New laws have made it easier and cheaper to hire and fire workers. And the scrapping of rent controls has left many in danger of losing their homes. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Photo by Associated Press
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Original article: 40 years after revolution, Portugal is angry




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